About 500 animals live in the Grugapark; the most varied species of bird from parrots to eagle owls in the bird enclosure; flamingos, ibises and many more in one of the largest aviaries in Germany. But fallow deer, ponies and the trusting four legged animals in the Small Animal Zoo also have their homes in the park.
Visitors particularly appreciate the numerous possibilities for direct contact with the animals. Children can get to know the animals up close in the much loved tours of the Schule Natur (Nature School).
However, keeping animals and the successful breeding programme in the Grugapark also assists maintaining and protecting species. Most of the numerous young animals born are given to other zoos.